The Philadelphia Eagles are officially in their off-season, and now they can rest at home and think about what could have been this season. It was supposedly a rebuilding season, according to the media, but it became much more. The Michael Vick Experience nearly led the Eagles to a comeback win, but Michael Vick dipped the pot once too much and he got intercepted on the last play of the wild card game against the Green Bay Packers.
Well, let’s see how they stack up against one another.
- During the regular season, he had 1,197 yards passing, 7 touchdowns, 7 interceptions and a mediocre 76.1 quarterback rating.
- His best game during the regular season was against the Atlanta Falcons with 326 yards passing, 3 touchdowns, 1 interception and a quarterback rating of 133.6.
- He’s 26 and has potential to be groomed, should he decide to be traded elsewhere. On the bright side, he can’t be any worse than AJ Feeley.
- His worst game was against the Dallas Cowboys in their last game of the regular season. He had 162 yards passing, 1 touchdown, 3 interceptions and a meager 37.0 quarterback rating.
- He had chemistry with Brent Celek, as they were inseparable during the early part of the season as a passing tandem.
- He’s slightly more durable than Michael Vick comparatively and would serve as a good backup. However, he has other ideas.
- During the regular season, he had 3,108 yards passing, 21 touchdowns, 6 interceptions and a 100.3 quarterback rating.
- His best game during the regular season was against the Washington Redskins. He had 333 yards passing, 4 touchdowns and a 150.7 quarterback rating.
- He’s 30, and although he has learned new tricks, he still has a tendency to revert to rushing when pressured. That lends himself to being considered a runner and getting hit and eventually getting seriously injured.
- His worst game during the regular season was against the Minnesota Vikings where he had 263 yards passing, 1 touchdown, 1 interception and a 74.0 quarterback rating.
- He had chemistry with both wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin. However, brushes with Brent Celek early on the season only had spurts of success.
- He was 35th in rushing during the regular season with 676 yards, and in the post-season, he was 11th with 33 yards but LeSean McCoy was not too far ahead, ranking 9th with 46 yards into the first week.
- Most likely, given the present circumstances, he will be slapped with a franchise tag by the Philadelphia Eagles. It’s the safest bet in the off-season.
But the post-season for the Philadelphia Eagles is over, and clearly, Michael Vick is the better option quite possibly for the long haul, and the release of Donovan McNabb has left an impact on the Eagles already. While with Donovan McNabb, the team operated as a team, through the good times and the bad, with Brian Westbrook and Terrell Owens at their prime. But he could not take advantage of the team’s talent when it counted, and now it may be the return of the McNabb Era, replaced with Michael Vick. The talents of DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Brent Celek and LeSean McCoy may be wasted under the McNabb Era II.